‘He shouldered responsibility of joint family,’ says brother of soldier killed in Uri attack

"Though our family is large, he always tried to keep us together. He had given me his ATM card a few years ago.” The family owns six bighas agricultural land.

Written by RAMENDRA SINGH | Lucknow | Updated: September 20, 2016 8:37 am
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SEPOY HARINDER YADAV, 26

GAEEN DEUPUR , GHAZIPUR (UP)

At 26, Sepoy Harinder Yadav supported a family that included his wife, two sons, parents, four elder and a younger brothers and their families. He was the only one with a government job.

“Our four elder brothers work as labourers in Rajasthan and other places,” said Nagendra, the youngest brother. “I stay at home. Harinder’s wife and children also live in the village. Though our family is large, he always tried to keep us together. He had given me his ATM card a few years ago.” The family owns six bighas agricultural land.

Nagendra last spoke to Harinder Saturday. “He had called around 1 pm and asked how everyone in the family was. He said he will be going to the mountains and will not be able to talk for a few days. He asked me to check the account balance on September 22 to get money. On Sunday, we got a call that he had been killed,” he said.

Harinder had joined the Army in 2007 and got married in 2011. He is survived by two sons, Rohit, 4, and Raj, 2.

Nagendra said that Harinder had been trying to get him recruited in the Army and he had appeared for physical tests four times.